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MOMMY Advice Book Giveaway

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 10:12 am in Books.

"Just Tell Me What to Say" by Betsy Brown Braun Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so this week we’re giving away two mom books, including Dale Hrabi’s hilarious “The Perfect Baby Handbook: A Guide for Excessively Motivated Parents,” complete with tongue-in-cheek suggestions for finding the perfect baby name via the Ikea catalog or Ralph Lauren paint chips. Aspen, Chesapeake, Donegal, all good. Garden Spigot and Toast? Not so much. There’s even a section on babyproofing porcupines.

The other book? Betsy Brown Braun’s “Just Tell Me What to Say,” a guide to what to say when your 2- to 6-year-old whines, uses potty talk, picks his nose, asks about sex, or needs to be told tragic news. The book’s a gold mine.

And all you have to do to win the pair is click “comments” and tell us about a time when your child mortified you in public. Yep, we’re sharing guilty confessions. Mine? Ah, the time I took my then-4-year-old to a museum where he spotted a nude statue that was missing a key, er, appendage. It had been broken off and let’s just say, my little boy’s abject horror drew a crowd. OK, your turn! (We’ll draw a winner’s name on Monday. Congrats, by the way, to Karen L., who won last week’s Gumby DVD!)

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  1. Cindi Says:

    One morning, I took both of our sons to breakfast.
    We were meeting my mom, dad and George ( a long time
    friend of my dad )! My youngest son has a thick, full head of hair! George is quite the comedienne and commented on Alex’s hair. Alex looked at me and asked
    “Why is this man’s head naked?!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  2. Hillary Fairchild Says:

    Once when we were in Wal Mart my Son pointed to a man in the aisle and told me OUTLOUD that the man needed a bath because he was stinky. I could have DIED!

  3. Pam Says:

    I am a cashier and one morning while waiting on a lady and her daughter, the little girl pointed at a mole I have by my eye and asked me why I have a chocolate chip by my eye! I replied that God had given it to me. The mother apologized and I told her no need because her little girl had given me the good laugh I needed to start my day.

  4. Teri Stoddard Says:

    I was a foster mom when my oldest daughter was about five. A couple who were in the process of adopting one of my foster children made quite a bit more money than I did. And my daughter must have overheard me talking about it. One time when they came to take the little girl for a visit my daughter asked me, right in front of them, “Are these the people with the big bucks?”

  5. Paula H Says:

    When my daughter was 3 she saw a man wearing nothing but very short shorts. She yelled “Look at the naked man”. I told her that he had on shorts and she replied, “Those not shorts, Mommy. Those are panties.” I was looking for a hole to crawl into :) Luckily, he thought it was funny.

  6. Marci Says:

    When my 4yo daughter and I were out shopping and she saw an obese woman. She shouts out loud “Mommy that lady is really really fat! Why is she so fat?” UGH!!!!

  7. [TSS] Big List of Book Giveaways, Non-fiction Edition – May 10 - Ms. Bookish Says:

    […] Excessively Motivated Parents, by Dale Hrabi and Just Tell Me What to Say, by Betsy Brown Braun, at aPARENTly Speaking (ends May 10 – […]

  8. Heather M Says:

    Luckily my Daughter just turned 2… but I’m sure my days are coming!! there was one time though When we were in Wal-Mart and my Daughter farted LOUDLY… Well People stared at me and I was Embarrassed!! Thanks

  9. Brooke Says:

    So.. we try to instill in wee man about treating others as you want to be treated etc.. At the store a woman was being a tad rough and loud with her little girl.. It truly was one of those moments when you want to say something but you don’t know the whole story and it was the daughter giving it just as bad as the mom.. So, my little wee man loud as can be (no whisper volume for him) says Wow that woman is being very bad and not nice.. mommy call someone and send her to time out… There was a mixture of muffled laughs and GASPS… The woman in question looked at me and wee man giving us the evil eye and then picked her kid up and walked away leaving her cart behind… Bless his little heart but ooooo was I glad it was a quick trip out of there..

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